Office of Mayor Kate Gallego​





Housing and Habitat Celebrate Energy-Efficient Affordable Homehttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/983Mayor's Office2/20/2020 5:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/983/Newsroom_Housing_015.jpgHousing and Habitat Celebrate Energy-Efficient Affordable Home<div class="ExternalClassE137A9CC5FC3403289F96A2CA3E74688"><html> <p>Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona (Habitat) in partnership with the city of Phoenix Housing Department, held a home dedication and celebration ceremony for the first new, LEED Platinum affordable single-family home in Phoenix's Central City South neighborhood.</p><p><strong>About the new homeowner:</strong> Angelica was born and raised in the Central City South neighborhood. Looking to create housing stability for her and her son, she turned to Habitat. Today, she has the keys to one of 30 Energy Star Certified, affordable homes. </p><p>In the fall of 2017, Habitat was awarded by the city a contract to develop affordable single-family homes on 30 vacant lots purchased as part of the Matthew Henson HOPE VI redevelopment project.</p><p>The new, affordable homes are under construction and available for low-income homebuyers in the Central City South area.</p><p>For more information, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://habitatcaz.org/">https://habitatcaz.org/</a>.<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
2019 Marked a Banner Year for Transportation Growth in Phoenixhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/753Mayor's Office12/31/2019 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/753/s.jpg2019 Marked a Banner Year for Transportation Growth in Phoenix<div class="ExternalClass5D47BDFC7DCB42A8A62717BDBF39472C"><html> ​Since my first day in office, I have been a fierce champion for the continued expansion of Phoenix's public transportation infrastructure. Investing in Phoenix's transit system means that the thousands of workers, students, and families who utilize it everyday will have expanded access and new opportunities.<br><br> Phoenicians want a multimodal city that is connected across all of our many communities. 2019 brought many positive changes in our city's transportation system including a renewed push for expanded light rail, historic road paving numbers, the opening of a new freeway, and continued infrastructure investment from Transportation 2050. <br><br> The 22-mile Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway opened in December with 40 bridges, 15 interchanges, a 6-mile shared use path, and a pedestrian bridge. Our Streets Department paved more road miles this year than ever before. 50 new lighted HAWK crosswalks were installed throughout the city, creating a safer, more walkable streetscape for pedestrians. <br><br> Phoenix light rail's continued growth remains a crucial part of our city's success. With more than $11 billion dollars of economic development along the light rail, there is no doubt that the light rail creates immense opportunity for both our city and our residents. Voters recognized this when they voted for a fourth time to continue light rail's expansion in our city. <br><br> Phoenix is the fifth-largest and fastest growing city in the nation, and our robust transportation system will continue to expand to meet this growth. ​<br> <br> <br><br> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
City of Phoenix 2019 Milestoneshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/755Mayor's Office12/31/2019 2:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/755/Newsroom_Mayor_001x.jpgCity of Phoenix 2019 Milestones<div class="ExternalClass2F2FB3355B7C4C399B7A1DB2679E5D82"><html> <div> 2019 marked a year of continued growth for the nation's fifth largest city. Phoenix brought Mamava nursing pods to Sky Harbor Airport and the Convention Center, making Phoenix a more family-friendly city. In November, the City began the All Fines Forgiven program at all 17 city libraries—removing barriers for those who have avoided our libraries for fear of fines and overdue books. Here are a few other highlights of the many noteworthy accomplishments from 2019: </div> <ul> <li>Over 50 new lighted HAWK crosswalks have been installed across the city.</li> <li>The metro area added more than 68,000 new jobs this year, up 3.2% from 2018. </li> <li>The city's streets department paved more street miles than ever before as part of Transportation 2050 upgrades. </li> <li>Council voted to raise the minimum wage to $15 for all year-round part-time and full-time city employees, benefiting almost 700 city employees. </li> <li>Phoenix opened its first new fire station in a decade with Fire Station 55 in North Phoenix.</li> <li>Downtown Phoenix received their long-awaited grocery store with the opening of the new Fry's at Block 23.  </li> <li>Sky Harbor Airport was voted the number one airport in the nation by the Wall Street Journal. Additionally, the airport added three new non-stop international flights this year. </li> <li>Creighton University broke ground on the city's second medical school and UofA College of Medicine-Phoenix expanded their M.D. program to 100 students.</li> <li>Phoenix was ranked the 9th best city in the nation for starting a business. </li> <li>Phoenix public libraries have all re-opened for Sunday hours for the first time in a decade. </li> <li>Phoenix is now the largest city in the nation led by a mom-majority council. </li> <li>The City of Phoenix converted all of our city streetlights to LED, saving taxpayers millions of dollars per year. </li> <li>Phoenix currently has the third highest small business wage growth in the country.​</li></ul></html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
The City of Phoenix Outlaws Dark Money in City Electionshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/752Mayor's Office12/20/2019 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/752/80093560_2637610713002113_7360656201027158016_n (2).jpgThe City of Phoenix Outlaws Dark Money in City Elections<div class="ExternalClass7198EDE7792D447FA1A1B42BFB15DC6A"><html> <p>​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-start">​</span>In November 2018, Phoenix voters said 'enough is enough' when it comes to dark money in city elections. More than 85 percent of voters chose to amend our city's charter to give residents a clear understanding of who is spending money in our elections. Since receiving approval of the ordinance from the Governor in July 2019, the city has been working with other municipalities and organizations to strengthen the amendment and close loopholes. With an affirmative vote by the Council in December, the measure will now be in effect for the 2020 election cycle. This change should usher in more positive, fact-based elections in the city of Phoenix. Voters asked for this type of transparency and we've delivered on that promise.​<span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span><br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office
Phoenix Receives Perfect Score on LGBTQ Equality Index https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/mayors-office/754Mayor's Office11/19/2019 3:00:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/754/75513516_2566050330158152_128025042289164288_n.jpgPhoenix Receives Perfect Score on LGBTQ Equality Index <div class="ExternalClass89D11E22225A4A08B5351FFD05DA6B91"><html> <p>​<span style="color:windowtext;font-size:10pt;background-color:window;">On Tuesday, November 19, the city of Phoenix announced that it  received a perfect score of 100 on the 2019 Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Municipal Equality Index. This marks the seventh year in a row that Phoenix has achieved a perfect score for its LGBTQ-inclusive policies. Mayor Gallego, Vice Mayor Guardado, and Councilwomen Stark and Pastor celebrated the announcement with LGBTQ advocates and partners at the one n ten Youth Center.</span></p> <p>HRC uses the Municipal Equality Index score to examine how inclusive municipal laws, policies, and services are for the LGBTQ community who live and work in each city. </p> <p>Members and allies of the LGBTQ community have had much to celebrate in 2019, with many milestones to reflect upon how far we have come, as well as stark reminders that this community's rights and freedoms still require vigilant protection.</p> <p>Phoenix's perfect score is a testament to the values and principles that make the City of Phoenix a welcoming place to live, work, and play. Cities must continue to be the guardians of LGBTQ protections until state and federal anti-discrimination laws are expanded to defend all LGBTQ individuals.</p> <p>This score is another example of Phoenicians embracing and celebrating our community's wonderful diversity. We will continue to work to make Phoenix an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.<br></p> </html></div>https://phoenix.gov/mayorNewsmayors-office

Get to Know Mayor Gallego 

Mayor Kate Gallego is the second elected female Mayor in Phoenix history and the youngest big city Mayor in the United States. She graduated from Harvard University and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Before being elected to Phoenix City Council, Mayor Gallego worked on Economic Development for local utility company, Salt River Project. 

Mayor Gallego has focused on three key policy areas during her time in office: diversifying the economy, strengthening infrastructure investment, and working to make Phoenix a leader in sustainability. Her record of proven results includes leading the campaign to pass Phoenix's citywide transportation plan through 2050, which was the largest local government commitment to transportation infrastructure in the country when it passed in 2015.  She has led efforts on criminal justice reform and ensuring equal pay for equal work. Mayor Gallego is passionate about building a Phoenix that works for everyone and increasing the quality of life for all Phoenicians.

Phoenix is the fifth largest city in the United States and is currently the fastest growing city in the country.